This art activity is inspired by the incredible Woodlark blog. They made a beautiful post last August, showcasing the most stunning DIY butterfly wings for kids! We’ve been eager to use the same technique, but with our beloved Barbies in mind.
Please head over to Ashley’s blog for the original activity and the full instructions on how to make the wings! We down-sized for Barbie, substituted string for the elastic, and *maybe* added a little silver glitter in one pair.
WHAT YOU NEED & HOW TO MAKE:
Tie the wings onto your favourite Barbie, get outside and PLAY!
Symmetry is seen in the wings of a butterfly. Find other examples of symmetry!
Which flower petals are your favourite? Why?
How do you become friends with a fairy?
What does fairy dust do?
Where do fairies live?
What do you think fairies eat?
Can humans see fairies?
Do you have any favourite books or movies about fairies?
THINGS TO CELEBRATE & ENCOURAGE:
Helping to collect flower petals
Using symmetry while placing petals
Taking control of creative decisions (if they ditch the symmetry, they ditch the symmetry!)
Gentle handling of petals so they don’t rip or tear
Safe use of scissors
Strengthening fine motor skills
Tying (or helping to tie) wings onto Barbie
Our wings now have a permanent place in our “Barbie accessories” drawer. Yep, we have one of those. Barbies are both a big deal and an ongoing game in our house!
Be sure to tag us @theartstadium to show off your fairy wings! We can’t wait to ohhhh and ahhhhh <3